Piping Handbook (7th Edition) by Mohinder L. Nayyar

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Piping Handbook 7th Edition is a stunning book on the piping network system in the industry. It consists of five parts i.e. A, B, C, D and E. The handbook is authored by Mohinder L. Nayyar. The book is useful in many ways for engineers and students of mechanical piping design.

Part A consists of information on piping unit terminology including piping codes, piping components, metric/SI units, manufacturing of piping, U.S. Customary units, installation of piping, etc.

Part B explains the generic design considerations. It includes piping layout, piping supports, design bases, heat tracing, design documents, thermal insulation, the flow of fluids and stress analysis.

Part C reveals a specific type of piping system that includes fire protection, refrigeration, slurry and sludge, stormwater, hazardous wastes, ash handling, and laboratory piping systems.

Part D deals with thermoplastics piping and fiberglass piping systems.

Part E contains a reference on the technical information and data such as tables, pressure drop tables, tube properties, etc.

Piping Handbook (7th Edition) by Mohinder L. Nayyar

Table of Contents:


Chapter A1 – Introduction to Piping

Chapter A2 – Piping Components

Chapter A3 – Piping Materials

Chapter A4 – Piping Codes and Standards

Chapter A5 – Manufacturing of Metallic Piping

Chapter A6 – Fabrication and Installation of Piping

Chapter A7 – Bolted Joints

Chapter A8 – Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe and Fittings

Chapter A9 – Grooved and Press-fit Piping Systems

Chapter A10 – Selection and Application of Valves


Chapter B1 – Hierarchy of Design Documents

Chapter B2 – Design Bases

Chapter B3 – Piping Layout

Chapter B4 – Stress Analysis of Piping

Chapter B5 – Piping Supports

Chapter B6 – Heat Tracing of Piping

Chapter B7 – Thermal Insulation of Piping

Chapter B8 – Flow of Fluids

Chapter B9 – Cement-Mortar and Concrete Linings for Piping

Chapter B10 – Fusion Bonded Epoxy Internal Linings and External Coatings for Pipeline Corrosion Protection

Chapter B11 – Rubber Lined Piping Systems

Chapter B12 – Plastic Lined Piping for Corrosion Resistance

Chapter B13 – Double Containment Piping Systems

Chapter B14 – Pressure and Leak Testing of Piping Systems


Chapter C1 – Water Systems Piping

Chapter C2 – Fire Protection Piping Systems

Chapter C3 – Steam Systems Piping

Chapter C4 – Building Services Piping

Chapter C5 – Oil Systems Piping

Chapter C6 – Gas Systems Piping

Chapter C7 – Process Systems Piping

Chapter C8 – Cryogenic Systems Piping

Chapter C9 – Refrigeration Systems Piping

Chapter C10 – Hazardous Piping Systems

Chapter C11 – Slurry and Sludge Systems Piping

Chapter C12 – Wastewater and Stormwater Systems Piping

Chapter C13 – Plumbing Piping Systems

Chapter C14 – Ash Handling Piping Systems

Chapter C15 – Compressed Air Piping Systems

Chapter C16 – Compressed Gases and Vacuum Piping Systems

Chapter C17 – Fuel Gas Distribution Piping Systems


Chapter D1 – Thermoplastics Piping

Chapter D2 – Fiberglass Piping Systems


Appendix E1 – Conversion Tables

Appendix E2 – Pipe Properties (US Customary Units)

Appendix E2M – Pipe Properties (Metric)

Appendix E3 – Tube Properties (US Customary Units)

Appendix E3M – Tube Properties (Metric)

Appendix E4 – Friction Loss for Water in Feet per 100 Feet of Pipe

Appendix E4M – Friction Loss for Water in Meters per 100 Meters of Pipe

Appendix E5 – Acceptable Pipe, Tube and Fitting Materials per the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the ASME Pressure Piping Code

Appendix E6 – International Piping Material Specifications

Appendix E7 – Miscellaneous Fluids and Their Properties

Appendix E8 – Miscellaneous Materials and Their Properties

Appendix E9 – Piping Related Computer Programs and Their Capabilities

Appendix E10 – International Standards and Specifications for Pipe, Tube, Fittings, Flanges, Bolts, Nuts, Gaskets and Valves

Thus, Piping Handbook (7th Edition) is a handy and great book on the complex network of the piping systems in the industry.

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